The FWC has upheld DP World's sacking of a stevedore and self-proclaimed "big fish" in the MUA for bullying two colleagues who stepped outside a worker-maintained "system of control and internal discipline" by taking a complaint to HR.
Almost one-in-10 Australian workers now experience bullying, according to a report released this week, with those employed in the utilities and government administration and defence industries suffering among the highest levels of harassment.
The FWC has rejected an anti-bullying application by a rowing umpire after finding the association she volunteered for was not a trading corporation, despite some of its activities bearing the "necessary hallmarks of trading".
The FWC has rejected a bid for anti-bullying orders, finding a sales consultant perceived she had been bullied due to the workplace's sales culture and a "significant degree of hype and competition" among her colleagues.
The FWC has made broad recommendations for "corrective action" at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority after it dismissed an employee's bid for an anti-bullying order but observed that interpersonal dysfunction within his team could have the "severest consequences".
The FWC has ordered an employer to hand over a confidential report into alleged bullying complaints, board meeting minutes and communications about its investigation to two employees claiming they were bullied in the workplace.
An FWC full bench has rejected a bid for an anti-bullying order by a cleaner who alleged he was bullied and harassed by his manager when he was called a "pig" and told off after he was caught napping in a disused room he converted into an unofficial staff room.
A university has fended off a privacy claim after a tribunal found it wasn't responsible for the actions of two academics who sent emails that disclosed a complainant's health information as part of a response to an FWC bullying claim.
The FWC has found two companies had valid reasons for dismissing male workers who verbally abused female colleagues, but in one case it did not justify going the further step of summarily sacking the long-serving employee from a workplace that tolerated the "F bomb".